DAO Development Team
I would like to introduce the DAO Development Team (DDT), its potential members, and operational specifics of the team that will hopefully take the DAO from Cocoon to Metamorphosis. The Aavegotchi DAO has discussed process improvements and potential leadership roles as solutions for many months. We have painstakingly devised an operational structure with five detailed roles and varied skill sets which we believe will add significant value to the DAO. In addition to the five salaried roles, we recommend four “at large” elected members from the community to serve as voting members of the DDT. Every member of the proposed DDT must be committed to transparency and decentralization which is imperative to the success of the protocol.
I am hopeful that this structure will allow our DAO to efficiently perform the following:
- Develop and execute on a community-created DAO roadmap
- Develop and publish key operational and finance metrics
- Finalize construction of the DAO Mission and Vision
- Streamline community grant applications and measure funded projects by implementing a decentralized project management tool such as Dework
- Continue to innovate and develop the Aavegotchi protocol with expansions of the Forge
- Increase protocol revenue and sustainability
- Increase community participation and building with a transparent bounty process
These are the proposed roles with their respective applications detailing the role, responsibilities, vision, deliverables, and qualifications of the applicant. I have discussed the roles with each individual and structured the compensation according to their available time commitments, level expertise, and market value of skill set. I believe each role is necessary to take on the enormous task of fully transitioning our DAO from cocoon to oasis by the end of 2023. More importantly, I believe we need this structure to adequately engage the DAO to leverage its talents and efficiently compensate valuable community members throughout the transition.
DDT Chair – Dr Wagmi
DDT Operations and Finance Lead – MikeyJay
DDT Product Lead – Oliver Spoon
DDT Technical Lead - diddly
DDT Community Lead – Hefe
Budget and Cost
The total 6 month stipend request for the 5 roles 271,000 GHST. In addition to the five roles above, we recommend a 75,000 GHST budget for bounties and community grant applications. All GHST would come from the DAO Treasury and be distributed via the operational method below. The total budget request for this initiative is 346,000 GHST (7.4% of the treasury GHST). As a token of appreciation for the “at-large” members, they will receive a spacious parcel in the DAO district. Success for this project will mean many available bounties as we leverage community talent to build and add value to the protocol.
The DDT will submit a list of approved transactions and payments to the DAO Foundation multisig every two weeks. This process takes full advantage of the legal protections of the DAO multisig and will be included as standard work for the paid members of the DAO Foundation multisig. The DDT will be responsible for reviewing and approving bounties and grants as well as communicating those votes to the DAO Foundation multisig and community every two weeks. The DDT will be responsible for promptly producing a community facing document or dashboard that clearly communicates the status of allotted funds. The DDT will be subject to the Standard Operating Procedures which will be updated to include reference to the DDT and submitted for Core Proposal.
At Large Members
The “At Large” members will serve to review grant applications and provide unique perspective and advice on DAO initiatives. They will be elected by a weighted vote as a unique signal proposal and serve a 6 month term as defined by the SOP. Ideally this group brings a broad skill set that is both complementary and provides accountability. These individuals represent the DAO and do not “work for” the Chair or Leads. As mentioned in a recent DAO post from The Gotchi FArmy, this is an ideal opportunity to incorporate guild voices who will be key in the success and future of the protocol.
We hope that our proven track record of commitment to this community and the protocol bolsters confidence in such a proposal. It is vital to actively seek and act on community feedback as we forge this space together. WIth Pixelcraft’s announcement of the 2023 Roadmap, it is clear that the Aavegotchi DAO will need to assist in execution of the transition from cocoon to metamorphosis and the final Oasis phase. Pixelcraft set an ambitious goal to complete this transition in 2023 which will be an enormous lift for all stakeholders. We appreciate the opportunity to take on this challenge, pioneer the space and evolve together.